Dr. Reed earned a BSN from the University of Maine, and an MS and PhD from William F. Connell School of Nursing, Boston College. She is certified as an acute care nurse practitioner by the American Nurses Credential Center and is a certified neuroscience nurse by the American Board of Neuroscience Nursing. Her dissertation, completed in 2013, was titled Parental Caregivers’ Description of Children with Intractable Epilepsy.
The focus of Dr. Reed’s advanced practice, research and publications is related to the care of adult and pediatric neuroscience patients and supporting the caregiver. She has been an advanced practice nurse in clinical neuroscience at Boston University Medical Center, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston Healthcare for the Homeless and Boston Children’s Hospital. She is a member of Sigma Theta Tau International, MA & RI Organization of Nurse Leaders and the American Association of Neuroscience Nursing. She is a board member of the Boston Chapter, American Board of Neuroscience Nursing.
Research Focus: Neuroscience critical care, traumatic brain injury, caregiver support, innovative care delivery systems, partnering with families, bioethics, human factors engineering: complex systems and patient safety